News by ACTIF-Europe
Top R&D investing companies based in the EU expect their global research and development (R&D) investments to grow by 5% annually from 2011 to 2013. This is more than double last year's expectations, and represents a significant upturn from the 2.6% R&D cuts in investment implemented by these companies in 2009. The companies surveyed also revealed that an average of 27% of their annual sales comes from innovative products introduced in the past three years, demonstrating again that innovation is the key to commercial success and to job creation.
European Commission published the orientation paper of the work programme FP7-KBBE-2012.
European Commission published the orientation paper of the work programme 2012 for FP7 Environement.
The Council is expected to adopt conclusions on the interim evaluation of the Eurostars Joint Programme (see IP/07/1313 below). The Commission's own response was adopted on 8 April 2011.
Eurostars provides financial support to market-oriented research projects initiated and driven by R&D performing SMEs.